This second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new “Canoe Across Canada” series, brings us the Splendid Surroundings design featuring an outdoorsman and his dog in their canoe in British Columbia’s Fraser River. It is an original work of art by Canadian artist Greg Banning.
Paddling a canoe along a tree-lined shore in the heart of the wilderness: it’s an iconic Canadian moment that captures Canada’s unique history and Canadians’ connection to their vast land. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the Canadian experience with its exciting new “Canoe Across Canada” series.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Greg Banning features an outdoorsman and his dog navigating the rapids in British Columbia’s Fraser River. The image centers around the man and his husky, who are viewed from the front. The man paddles on the right side of the canoe while the dog leans toward the right. In the foreground, a rainbow trout has leapt out of the water just in front of the canoe. The churning river is flanked on both sides by a rocky shoreline giving way to rising mountain sides of coniferous forest.